'Dawnay1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Daunay of Cowick, Dawnay of Downe, Dawnay (Daunay) of Sessay

                               
Descended from Sir Paine (Payan) D'Aunay of Aunay Castle in Normandy, who "came to England with the Conqueror", was ...
John D'Aunay (a temp Edward I who r. 1272-1307)
m. Jane (dau of Peter Le Cave by dau of Sir Thomas Bromflete)
1. Sir Edward or Edmond D'Aunay
  A. Sir Nicholas D'Aunay (d 1334-5)
  m. Johanna
  i. Sir John D'Aunay of Madfordbury or Madeford and/or Shevlock (d by 1348)
  a. Emmeline Daunay
  m. Edward Courtenay of Godlington, younger of Devon (dvp)
  ii. Thomas Daunay
  m. Elizabeth Newton (dau of John Newton of Snaith)
a. Sir John Daunay of Estrick (d 1417)
  m. Ellen Barden (dau of John Barden)
  (1) Sir John Daunay (d 1424)
  m. Margaret or Maud or Joan Lound (dau of Sir Alexander Lound)
(A) Sir John Daunay (d 20.10.1493)
  m. Agnes Rockliffe (dau of Guy Rockliffe of Rockliffe)
  (i) Sir Guy Daunay of Cowick (d 17.08.1522)
  m. Joan Darrell (sister/heir of John (sb Thomas) Darrell of Sessay)
  (a) Sir John Daunay of Cowick, Sheriff of York (d 02.03.1553)
  m. Dorothy Nevill (b 29.03.1496, d 11.1532, dau of Richard Nevill, Lord Latimer)
  ((1)) Sir Thomas Daunay of Cowick and Sessay (d 03.09.1566) - continued below
  m. Edith D'Arcy (dau of George Darcy, Lord of Aston)
  ((2)) John Daunay of Herks, Sheriff of York
m. Elizabeth Roper (dau of John Roper of Eltham)
  ((A)) John Daunay of Potter Brunton (b 1561)
  ((i)) Mary Daunay
  m. John Legard of Ganton
  ((3)) George Daunay or Dawnay of Estrike (d 1557)
  m. Ellyn Constable (dau of William Constable of Hatfield) identified by Foster but shown in italics, expressing doubt?
((A)) Cuthbert Dawnay of Estrike
  m. (Ursula) Thwenge (dau/coheir of _ Thwenge of Heslarton)
  ((i)) John Dawnay (b 1583-4, a 1612)
  m. Elizabeth Constable (dau of William Constable of Sherborne)
  ((a)) Elizabeth Dawnay (b c1609)
  ((B)) Jane Dawnay some uncertainty on who was her father
  m. John Palmes of Naburn (a 1584)
` ((4)) Elizabeth Daunay
  m. Robert Aske of Aughton
  ((5)) Dorothy Daunay
  m. (1533) Sir Henry Nevile of Chute
  ((6)) Joan Daunay (dsp)
  m. Bryan Palmes of Narbourn (Palmes of Naburn)
  ((7)) Anne Daunay
  m. Sir George Coniers
  (b) Anne Daunay
  m. Robert Howdenby or Haldenby
  (c) daughter
  m. _ Babthorpe of Drum or Drax
  (ii) William Daunay
  (iii) Margaret Daunay
  m. Ralph Acclam (son/heir of Richard Acclam)
(iv) Agnes Daunay
  m. John Bechard or Bekard
  (v) Elizabeth Daunay
  m. John Langton
  (B) William Daunay
  (C) Joan Daunay
  m. William Dallison
  (D) Catherine Daunay
  m. Thomas Awger or Aungier (son/heir of Richard)
  (2) William Daunay of the Rhodes
  (3) Alice Daunay
  m. Robert Fleming
  (4) Agnes Daunay
  m. Peter Weston
  b. Margaret Daunay
  m. ?? Saltmarsh of York
  c.+ other issue - Roger, Sir Nicholas, Thomas

 

 

Sir Thomas Daunay of Cowick and Sessay (d 03.09.1566) - continued above
m. Edith D'Arcy (dau of George Darcy, Lord of Aston)
1. Sir John Daunay or Dawnay of Sessay, Sheriff of Yorkshire (a 1584)
  m. Elizabeth Tunstall (dau of Sir Marmaduke Tunstall of Thurland)
  A. Sir Thomas Dawnay of Cowick, Sheriff of Yorkshire (b 1563, d 05.1642)
  m. Faith Legard (dau of Sir Richard Legard of Ryse)
  i. John Dawnay of Wormesley (b c1593, dvp 16.03.1629-30)
  m. Elizabeth Hutton (dau of Judge Sir Richard Hutton)
  a. Thomas Dawnay (d young?)
b. Sir Christopher Dawnay, Bart of Cowick (d 13.07.1644)
  m. Jane Moseley (dau of Thomas Moseley of Uskelfe)
  (1) Thomas Dawnay (d young)
  c. Sir John Dawnay, 1st Viscount Downe of Cowick (d 01.10.1695)
  m1. Elizabeth Melton (d 21.02.1662, dau of Sir John Melton)
  m2. (05.1663) Dorothy Johnson (dau of William Johnson of Witham)
(1) Henry Dawnay, 2nd Viscount Downe (b 1664, d 05.1741)
  m. (29.09.1685) Mildred Godfrey (d 08.1725, dau of William Godfrey of Thornock)
  (A) John Dawnay (b 08.12.1686, dvp 12.08.1740)
  m. (10.08.1724) Charlotte Louisa Pleydell (bur 19.04.1729, dau of Robert Pleydell of Ampney Crucis)
(i) Henry Pleydell Dawnay, 3rd Viscount Downe (b 01.04.1727, d unm 09.12.1760)
  (ii) John Dawnay, 4th Viscount Downe (b 09.04.1728, d 21.12.1780)
  m. (20.05.1763) Laura Burton (d 24.04.1812, dau of William Burton of Luffenham)
  (a) John Christopher Burton Dawnay, 5th Viscount Downe (b 15.11.1764, dsp 18.02.1832)
  m. (09.12.1815) Louisa Maria Welstead (d 20.03.1867, dau of George Welstead of Aspley)
  (b) William Henry Dawnay, 6th Viscount Downe (b 20.08.1772, d 23.05.1846, rector of Sessay and Thormanby) had issue
  m. (06.06.1811) Lydia Heathcote (dau of John Heathcote of Connington Castle)
  (c) Marmaduke Dawnay, later Langley (b 26.07.1777, d unm 01.10.1851)
(d)+ other issue - William Henry Pleydell (d infant, 2nd son), Thomas (b 30.05.1779, d 08.01.1855), Lora (d 1781), Catherine (d unm 09.07.1821)
  (B) Henry Dawnay (prebendary of Canterbury)
  m. Catherine Parsons
  (C) Christopher Dawnay
  m. (26.0.1749) (Catherine) Roundell (d 1769)
  (D) Godfrey Dawnay
  m. (13.05.1740) Eliza D'Aeth (dsp, dau of Sir Thomas D'Aeth, Bart)
  (E) Mildred Dawnay
  m. (1721) Sir William Foulis, Bart (d 1756)
  (F) Dorothy Dawnay (dsp)
  m1. Robert Shaftoe of Whitworth
m2. Thomas Eden (prebendary of Durham, son of Sir Robert of Windlestone)
  (2) Catherine Dawnay (b 1662-3, d0 2.05.1737) probably of this generation
  m. John Ramsden of Norton (b 1656-7, d 26.03.1718)
  d. Mary Dawnay probably of this generation
  m. Sir William Adams of Scausby
  ii. Elizabeth Dawnay
  m. Sir William Acclam of Moreby
  iii. Frances Dawnay
  m. Sir Henry Vaughan of Sutton
  iv. Margaret Dawnay shown as dsp but this was probably the Margaret who married (with issue) ...
  m. Sir Walter Rudston, 1st Bart of Hayton (b c1595, d c1655)
  v.+ other issue - Thomas (dsp), George, Richard, Henry (dsp), Anne (dsp)
  B. Mary Dawnay (d 16.03.1612)
  m. (by 1578) Ralph Eure, 3rd Lord (b 24.09.1558, d 01.04.1617)
  C. Faith Dawnay (bur 24.09.1657) probably of this generation
  m. Sir Nicholas Yarburgh of Snayth Hall (d 08.1655)
  D.+ other issue - Marmaduke, William, D'Arcie, Dorothy (d unm)
2. Paul Dawnay
3. Frances Dawnay
  m1. Sir William Babthorpe of Osgodby
  m2. Edward Sulyard of Wetherden (bur 21.05.1605)

Main source(s): Collins (1812, vol VIII, Dawnay of Downe), BP1934 (Downe) with some support/input from Visitation (Foster, Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, Dawnay of Sessay)
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